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Six Degrees of Miracle on 34th Street to Star Wars Holiday Special
Contest Hosted by Joe Crowe, July 26, 2003

Five Degrees:

Jane Alexander played Karen Walker in the 1973 TV version of Miracle on 34th Street and Nurse Edna in The Cider House Rules.

Tobey Maguire starred as Homer Wells in Cider House Rules and in a movie I remember was one of my favorites when I was younger, Pleasantville, as David Wagner.

William H. Macy, George Parker in Pleasantville, played The Shoveller in yet another one of my many favorite movies still today, Mystery Men.

Greg Kinnear as Lance Hunt, billionaire, in Mystery Men became the immature David Larrabee in the romantic comedy Sabrina, my mother's favorite movie (and one of mine too).

But to top it all off, the ever sexy Harrison Ford won the heart of the beautiful Sabrina, and helped a sad Wookie get home in time for Life Day as Han Solo in The Star Wars Holiday Special, and while I am not a Star Wars fan, Harrison Ford did star in my favorite movies of all time, above everything else, the Indiana Jones movies. (pennyc@ameritech.net)

Two Degrees:

J.T. Walsh (Miracle, '94 version) was in True Identity (1991) with James Earl Jones, who of course played Darth Vader in the Holiday Special. (crow_steve@hotmail.com)

Using the 1947 version of Miracle on 34th Street, we'll start with Natalie Wood. She was also in Gypsy with Harvey Korman who can be seen the Star Wars Holiday Special.(jedidave@hotmail.com)

Using the 1994 version, we'll start with Allison Janney. She was also in Six Days and Seven Nights with Harrison Ford, who, of course, can be seen as Han Solo in the Star Wars Holiday Special.(jedidave@hotmail.com)

Or, Mara Wilson, who is the little girl in the 1994 version, had a voice part in Batman Beyond, where Mark Hamill has supplied the voice of the Joker. (jedidave@hotmail.com)

John Payne (from the original Miracle on 34th Street) appeared in the TV series Gunsmoke, as did Harrison Ford, who does not put "Star Wars Holiday Special" on his CV. (ciaran_conliffe@hotmail.com)

Carrie Fisher (Star Wars Holiday Special) was in Hannah and Her Sisters with J. T. Walsh (the 1994 version of Miracle on 34th Street).

Booyah! (cheb@cthulhu-coffee.com)

How embarrassing to know these answers...

Harvey Korman played several characters in the Star Wars Holiday Special (I still have the soundtrack on LP). He was also in the cast of the Flintstones with Elizabeth Perkins of another tragic remake, 1994's Miracle on 34th St. (andy@ljssigns.com)

Art Carney played Saundan on the SWHS; he was also Frank the film guy in Last Action Hero with Robert Prosky who played Judge Harper in the '94 "Miracle". Thanks for the Holiday challenge, but next time can we choose a couple of films that we won't be so ashamed to have seen?? (andy@ljssigns.com)

Deal! See your next topic. Of course, your definition of embarrassment is different from mine.

Your total lack of hubris is commendable, for it is better to be contrite and humble in the face of the Six Degrees Challenge. For, from the obsequious jelly that is your pitiable soul shall be forged a person of grit and might! For only by surviving the Six Degrees Challenge does one get to sup at the Table of Respect and eat of the lima beans of victory.

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